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Has the algorithm for detecting spelling mistakes changed?

I've recently noticed that the exercises are a lot stricter on spelling mistakes than they used to be. Typically, you'd get a single spelling mistake wrong as long as it wasn't another word (e.g. sie -> she).

I just typed 'bod' instead of 'bad' for this exercise and got marked wrong: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/787597. It's hard to judge these things, but in my experience, that should have flown.

August 27, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jmberb

From my experience, like you said, spelling mistakes are accepted as long as they are egregious or are words in themselves. But bod is a word.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bod


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

Haha. Not a common word, and certainly a more likely spelling mistake ;-)

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